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Vanguard Charitable celebrates 25 years of giving and more than $15 billion granted to nonprofits

Dec 08, 2022


Vanguard Charitable, a leading U.S. nonprofit organization and sponsor of donor-advised funds (DAFs), today announced that its donors have granted more than $15 billion to nonprofits since its inception in 1997. This record granting comes as the organization celebrates a quarter century of operations and represents tremendous growth in giving, with total grants in the past 5 years equaling the total from the organization’s first 20 years. 

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New Survey: Nearly 1 in 4 American donors with a charitable giving budget increased their giving due to rising inflation

Nov 15, 2022


An online survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Vanguard Charitable, a leading nonprofit that administers donor-advised funds (DAFs), found that 60% of American donors with a charitable giving budget1 say rising inflation had no impact on their giving or caused them to increase their giving over the past 12 months, with nearly 1 in 4 (24%) saying they increased their giving.

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Vanguard Charitable adds five new investments to its lineup

Oct 27, 2022


Just in time for giving season, Vanguard Charitable has expanded its investment offer, adding five new investments to meaningfully expand our donors’ charitable asset allocation options. The new options offer donors greater investment customization, especially within US equity markets.

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PayPal Launches Grant Payments, Enabling Charities to Quickly Receive Funds from Grantmakers

Aug 25, 2022


PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) today in partnership with National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) and Vanguard Charitable announced Grant Payments, a new product that enables Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) sponsors, community foundations, and other grantmakers to deliver grants to charities quickly and electronically via PayPal. 

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Vanguard Charitable forecasts another record giving year with 14% increase in first half-year granting

Aug 18, 2022


Vanguard Charitable, a leading U.S. nonprofit organization and sponsor of donor-advised funds (DAFs), announced today that granting increased 14% over the first half of 2022, totaling a record of $952 million. Donors distributed 83,838 grants with an average grant amount of $11,354, a 7% and 6% increase, respectively, compared to the first half of 2021. To date, Vanguard Charitable has granted over $14 billion to nonprofits since its inception in 1997.


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Vanguard Charitable appoints D. Deone Powell as inaugural general counsel and chief legal officer

Jun 07, 2022


Vanguard Charitable, a leading U.S. nonprofit organization and sponsor of donor-advised funds (DAFs), today announced the appointment of D. Deone Powell as inaugural general counsel and chief legal officer, effective June 21, 2022. Powell’s appointment supports the organization’s long-term strategy of bringing critical legal expertise in-house to further its mission and increase donor impact.

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Vanguard Charitable survey: More than 1 in 3 American donors gave half or more of their charitable contributions to disaster relief efforts in the last year

May 19, 2022


More than 1 in 3 (37%) American donors (defined as those who donated to charity in the past 12 months) gave half or more of their charitable contributions to disaster relief efforts in the last year, such as the Ukraine humanitarian crisis, COVID-19 relief, and relief in the wake of natural disasters like wildfires or other crises. 

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Making A Tangible Impact With Rebecca Moffett


May 09, 2022


One of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations and sponsor of donor-advised funds, Vanguard Charitable provides donors with the sophisticated tools to make philanthropy easy while amplifying the power of charitable giving. Worth recently spoke with Rebecca Moffett about her driving purpose, the challenges of her career, and why Vanguard Charitable’s specialized technology stands out in the landscape of donor-advised funds.

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January 9, 2023


It's arguably the best donor-advised fund affiliated with an asset-management firm for donors who plan to maintain higher account balances.

December 08, 2022


Vanguard Charitable, a leading U.S. nonprofit organization and sponsor of donor-advised funds (DAFs), today announced that its donors have granted more than $15 billion to nonprofits since its inception in 1997. 

December 05, 2022


“With a bear market and rising inflation putting pressure on every American, every business and every nonprofit’s budget, charities and donors alike are feeling the adverse effects of market fluctuations,” said Jodi Rosen, director of business and product development at Vanguard Charitable.

May 9, 2022


Rebecca Moffett, president of Vanguard Charitable, tells Worth how she and her team help their donors support the causes they care about.


A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving account designed exclusively to invest, grow, and give assets to charities for meaningful and lasting impact. Here's how it works: You donate assets into a DAF and recommend how those assets should be invested. Your contribution is tax deductible and the assets in the DAF grow tax-free. When you're ready, recommend a grant to a charity you care about, and we take care of the rest.

Vanguard Charitable is the nation’s leading provider of donor-advised funds. We were founded by Vanguard in 1997 as an independent 501(c)(3) to make it easier for donors to increase their impact through low-cost, long-term charitable investments. Guided by Vanguard’s time-tested principles of low-cost investing, we balance the highest levels of service and convenience with the lowest cost ratios in the industry. Our philanthropic accounts enable donors to take their giving further, amplifying the impact of charitable donations over time.  


Rebecca Moffett, President Vanguard Charitable


Rebecca Moffett


Rebecca is the third president of Vanguard Charitable, a national donor-advised fund provider and one of the nation's top grantmakers. Throughout Rebecca’s 17-year tenure at Vanguard Charitable, she has held multiple leadership roles touching all aspects of Vanguard Charitable’s business. As a long-time donor-advised fund leader and advocate, Rebecca focuses on furthering the benefits of giving for donors, nonprofit partners, and communities around the globe.


She has earned her bachelor’s degree and MBA from Saint Joseph’s University. In her charitable endeavors, Rebecca is an alum of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania and is also active in her church community. As president, Rebecca drives Vanguard Charitable's mission to increase philanthropy and maximize its impact over time.


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